1229 SW 10th Ave., 503-477-6625, behindthemuseumcafe.com. 8 am-8 pm Monday-Friday, 9 am-7 pm Saturday-Sunday.

This cafe serves espresso, matcha green tea, and light food items like a prosciutto-brie sandwich ($6), but it also exists as an authentically serene Japanese art gallery and gift shop. Antique jewelry boxes, kimonos and kokeshi dolls line the walls, and the mix of PSU students, museumgoers and fortunate wanderers seated within are never in a rush to leave.